ISLAMABAD: New Army Chief General Syed Asim Munir and Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Sahir Shamshad Mirza held separate meetings with President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi and PM Shehbaz Sharif.
New Army Chief Syed Asim Munir with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at PM House.
Aiwan-i-Sadr said in a statement issued at night that the new appointees called on President Alvi.
President Alvi congratulated Sahir Shamshad Mirza HI(M) on his promotion as General, and appointment as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Syed Asim Munir HI(M) on his promotion as General, and appointment as Chief of Army Staff.
“The President expressed his best wishes for their success as CJCSC and COAS,” the statement added.
Separately, the PML-N tweeted videos of General Sahir Shamshad Mirza and General Asim Munir meetings with PM Shehbaz Sharif at the PM House.
“The Prime Minister congratulated General Syed Asim Munir and General Sahir Shamshad Mirza and expressed his best wishes for his new responsibilities.”
Earlier, President Arif Alvi notified promotions of both the Lt-Generals as 4-Star Generals.
“The president has promoted Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir HI(M) to the rank of General with immediate effect and appointed him as Chief of Army Staff with effect from 29th November 2022,” the press release said.
“President Dr Arif Alvi has promoted Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza HI(M) to the rank of General with immediate effect and appointed him as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee with effect from 27th November 2022.”
The statement said that the promotions and appointments were made under article 243(4) (a) and (b) and Article 48(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Army Chief and CJCSC will take the charge of their new responsibilities with effect from Nov 29, 2022.